80) Armond White Movie Review of Disney’s animated film Aladdin -1992-
“The Genie’s emancipation at the very end of this Arabian Nights adaptation takes the wildest spin
ever seen in a big-budget movie of The Thousand and One Nights. Americanized to a very modern and popular degree, this story of an Arabian street kid who falls in love with a princess and is helped by a genie in a bottle emphasizes the same values–self-awareness and sexual equality for women–that were also neatly packaged in two previous Disney cartoon features, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and The Beast. Those were popular updates of superficial themes that the Disney animators…”
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